small scale electricity generation
Every new build should have, as a condition of the development permit, either; Solar, wind, air or ground source heat pumps, as appropriate for the building, together with our, already high, building standards.
Groups of houses should have shared solar and/or wind, and every Parish should have its own source of power generation.
We own a controlling interest in the JEC, so we should implement a progressive payment system, whereby the level of units used is banded, so the cost of electricity increases the more that you use. Those living in flats etc. would pay less, those wishing to heat large buildings, swimming pools, use external lighting etc. should have to pay more. This would encourage energy efficiency (all those offices in St Helier lit up (and probably heated) all night long).
Why the contribution is important
As fossil fuels are withdrawn, Jersey may have a energy problem, as France may not wish to export its electricity in 10 years time.
In 30 years time, we may have an increased requirement for air conditioning in summer, as well as heating requirements in winter. We should aim for self sufficiency and efficiency in power use, by reducing what we use and by generating our own.
by johnpinel on February 23, 2021 at 10:22PM